The Host: Michael Essany
Seven on Ridge show will be hosted by Michael Essany (of "TalkBackTV" and E!'s "The Michael Essany Show"). Essany has worked with and hosted some of Hollywood's biggest stars, and will be bringing his own brand of humor and years of experience to the Seven on Ridge stage.
He is a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition.
Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.
Michael graduated Magna cum Laude from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. That same year, A&E Biography recognized Michael’s work and inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of “America’s Most Remarkable People.”
Since 2008, Michael Essany has served as Vice President of Indiana Grain Company.
Michael, his wife Christa, and their daughter Gianna reside just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
The show will be emceed by Essany's cocky sidekick "KaKa" — an animatronic, 10-foot-tall talking rooster, who may sound familiar as the namesake of a famous Brazillian footballer.